For "uptimers" like Britain's Prince Harry and the men and women who serve aboard the supercarrier USS Hillary Clinton, war is a constant struggle with their own downtime allies, who are mired in ignorance and bigotry.
As the Allies counter the Nazi assault and set off for the coast of France, Japan begins to buckle, soon every battle will be played out in a lethal dance of might and intelligence, unholy alliances and desperate gambles, and each clash will be fought with the ultimate weapon; knowledge from the future.
Thanks to the historical records, all sides know that two superpowers will emerge, while the losers will be pounded into submission. But time has shifted on its axis, so none know who will survive, or how peace will take hold in a world turned upside down. These are the questions that John Birmingham brilliantly answers in his critically acclaimed adventure of war and imagination.
©2007 John Birmingham; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
Completely enjoyed this series. Would like to have seen it as a movie would have been great a bit long of course but good. Well writen kept me looking forward to the next chapter and the ending covered the open details.
This series was an excellent and quick read. Very good story from an alternate universe. I wish there had been an extra book in there as there was a lot of action between Book 2 and Book 3 that was only briefly talked about in Final Impact.
A different slant to World War II
I think that Mr. Snyder did a great job with the narration and characters.
The end of J. Edgar Hoover
Great series right up there with Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove fan
Tight and wonderful live narration.
The Morning star series
Yes. Day by Day Armageddon. His dramatization was different in that book.
Yes. Especially funny at unexpected times. Like Himmler cursing Windows File manager and cursing Bill Gates.
Hope Audible creates such wonderfully narrated books instead of messing them up.
Enjoyed listening to the series. After growing up watching the movie "The Final Countdown", this series took that storyline all the way through WW2. It was fast paced and addictive. There were some big time gaps between books. Overall a entertaining fun trilogy.
I had to listen all the way through all 3 books, mainly because I have free credits but also because I was determined to see how bad it could get. Awful, just plain awful. The premise and idea is sound for good alt history but the author and his characters are completely one dimensional. He just disposes of many characters in a sidelight like he ran out of ideas. The ending......ugh..... its like the editor told him to wrap it up so he did quickly, leaving many story lines unfinished and others ended with an after thought.
I liked JB's Without Warning series so much that I decided to give these a try. Really great story and a cool premise. I thought he did a good job with the historical figures and has a good sense of the historical view of the strengths and weaknesses of each, as these are understood currently.
A great wrap to the trilogy by Birmingham. Great historic reality combined with just enough fantisy to keep you tied into the serious actual events and what could have happened if things were just a little off center.
I noticed that the only reviews to his 2nd and 3rd books were by the same 2 people. Mr Birmingham’s politics are obvious and his love of liberals and other progressives permeates all of his books. Like all people of his ilk he has absolutely no idea of the proper use of power and force, and his disdain for the military shows through. He does not understand technology or what would be proper military tactics, but given his persuasion that is understandable. There is no way that his super force would do what it did with the 1942 navy, nor would our navy behave the way he has them doing. Not much of his reasoning makes sense which sets up the plot and builds on it for the rest of the book and series. I did read the all three books as I loved the premise but I cringed every time his biases cam through, which was ever few minutes. He is a typical left wing wacko.
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